PPG launches DELTRON DC2000 Ultra Velocity Clear with superfast air-dry capability

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, Aug. 24, 2011 – PPG Industries’ (NYSE: PPG) automotive refinish business has introduced DC2000 Ultra Velocity Clear with superfast air-dry capability for the collision center market. Part of the DELTRON(R) line of products by PPG, the new clearcoat marks a significant advance in refinish technology.

DC2000 Ultra Velocity Clear is designed for use over Deltron DBC, GLOBAL REFINISH SYSTEM(R) BC, and ENVIROBASE(R) High Performance basecoats. It offers application characteristics that make it an ideal choice for collision centers aiming to achieve increased productivity without compromising quality or performance.

“This is an exceptionally user-friendly clearcoat,” said Jeff Griffin, manager, PPG collision segment, North America. “We’ve taken clearcoat no-bake technology and advanced it to create a PPG clearcoat appropriate for any type of collision center – from high-production shops to the smaller operations without baking capabilities. Not only will DC2000 Ultra Velocity Clear air dry to an outstanding gloss in 20-25 minutes, it is very easy to apply and work with.”

DC2000 Ultra Velocity Clear requires no flash time between coats and no baking in the refinish process, which “optimizes spray booth utilization,” Griffin added. “Because of the extremely fast out-of-dust time, a vehicle can be removed from the booth in as little as 10 minutes.”

The superfast air dry-capability of this wet-on-wet clearcoat facilitates exceptionally fast cycle times for single- and multi-panel repairs. The new clearcoat also helps to reduce energy costs with its ability to bypass the baking cycle.

For more information about DC2000 Ultra Velocity Clear and other PPG products, call (800) 647-6050 or visit www.ppgrefinish.com.

PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in more than 60 countries around the world. Sales in 2010 were $13.4 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark and Deltron, Envirobase and Global Refinish System are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
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Cindy Piazza
PPG Automotive Refinish